Strategies for when you’re feeling lost in managing challenging behaviour

A workshop for parents, carers and people working with children, who want to understand self-regulation and develop their toolbox of strategies.


Attendees will gain an understanding of:

  • Emotional regulation and the influencing factors
  • Positive behaviour supports and how to use them for long term success
  • The impact of social learning and executive functioning skills on emotional regulation
  • Strategies that work and where to start with your child


Session overview:

6:30  Registration opens. An opportunity to network and have a cuppa.

6:45  Presentation on self regulation by Jackie Sikic and Samantha Tavrou (Occupational Therapists).

8:45  Guest Speaker: Jeremy Samson (Owner of Time 2 Train), on his experience of growing up with Asperger’s Syndrome and his personal training approach to promoting self regulation.

9:10  Q & A time. There will be an opportunity to ask questions of a panel.

9:30  Workshop concludes, certificates are handed out.


Date: Monday 11th December, 2017

Time: 7:00-9:30

Where: Club Kilsyth, 1-15 Canterbury Rd, Bayswater North

Cost: Regular admission $45, Parent discount: $35

Tickets Available by clicking here



More info:

Kid Link Occupational Therapy

(03) 9879 7019


About the Presenters:

Samantha Tavrou

Sam has extensive experience in Early Intervention and she specialises in supporting children with complex behaviours.  Samantha loves helping children who have emotional regulation and sensory difficulties and works closely with families to achieve their goals through education and hands on activities. She has a passion for family centred practice.

Jackie Sikic

Jackie is the director of Kid Link and has a strong background in paediatric occupational therapy, specialising in working with children with autism and developmental delays. She has extensive experience working in schools; providing  one on one therapy, facilitating groups, offering classroom support and running professional development events for teachers and other professionals with the view of optimising inclusion and success for all children.

Guest Speaker: Jeremy Samson

Jeremy Samson developed the Time 2 Train Asperger’s fitness program and has been working with all ages with ASD/Asperger’s in movement, co-ordination and fitness for the past 9 years. Jeremy was winner of the 2016 Victorian Young Achiever Awards for Health & Wellbeing and co-hosts a Melbourne radio show called “On The Spectrum” every fortnight on Sundays.